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The Ninth Legislative District is among the largest in our state, covering all or part of six counties in eastern and southeastern Washington. Its many attractive features include some of the finest agricultural land in the United States, an outstanding public university and an inviting, primarily rural lifestyle. I am honored to represent the Ninth District at our Capitol for a 23rd consecutive year.

I am committed to providing Ninth District residents with accessible, responsible representation, and making sure the generations which follow ours – like our two children and three grandchildren – have opportunities to prosper which are at least equal to what we have enjoyed. That means working for fiscal stability, through sustainable budgeting and reasonable taxation, and sensible policies.

My particular interests as a lawmaker are, not surprisingly, agriculture and our state budget.

Again, thanks for visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my Olympia office at (360) 786-7620.

Latest News

Schoesler bill to help rural ambulance service advances in Senate
Sen. Schoesler testifies on SB 5592.
Schoesler bill to help rural ambulance service advances in Senate
It can be a challenge for very small, rural communities to provide ambulance service for their citizens. A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler aims to make it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns, Garfield and Farmington, to continue providing joint ambulance service. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5592, was...
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Schoesler bill banning ‘jobs tax’ statewide receives committee hearing
Sen. Schoesler testifies on SB 5589.
Schoesler bill banning ‘jobs tax’ statewide receives committee hearing
The Senate Local Government Committee held a public hearing today on Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler’s bill to prohibit local governments from imposing a tax on jobs. The bill reflects a promise Schoesler made when a so-called “head tax” was approved, then repealed, by the Seattle City Council in mid-2018....
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Schoesler encourages 9th District teens to become Senate pages in Olympia
Sen. Schoesler meets with Senate pages during 2018 session.
Schoesler encourages 9th District teens to become Senate pages in Olympia
Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is encouraging teenagers in the 9th Legislative District to apply to become a Senate page during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Schoesler is allowed to sponsor several pages during the legislative session, which will end April 28. “Being a page during session is a great way...
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Schoesler introduces bill banning Seattle-style ‘jobs tax’ proposal statewide
Sen. Mark Schoesler
Schoesler introduces bill banning Seattle-style ‘jobs tax’ proposal statewide
As he promised last year, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler has introduced a bill that would impose a statewide ban on future jobs-tax legislation similar to the so-called “head tax” that was approved, then repealed, by the Seattle City Council in mid-2018. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5589, would prohibit local...
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